Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update
January 11, 2018
Parshas Vaeira  5778
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Kiddush this Shabbos
17th Annual Dinner - Video, Photos and Journal
Masmid Program
Kesher #4
Community News
Mazel Tov to:

Michoel and Rivka Dear  on the birth of a son. Mazel tov to proud grandparents, Rabbi Josh and Michele Levy. The Shalom Zachor will take place this Friday night at the home of the Levy's, 304 Llandrillo, beginning at 8 p.m.

Rabbi Moshe Yosef and Miriam Baila Spiegel  on the bris of their son, Avi.

Leon and Malkie Schwartz  on the birth of a son, born to Yoni and Elisheva Schwartz.
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This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Vaeira
Thursday, January 11:
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Gemara Rosh Hashana with Rabbi Biberfeld
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Kollel Erev
10:00 p.m.: Maariv
10:15 p.m.: Daf Yomi

Friday, January 12:
4:39 p.m.: Candle Lighting
4:57 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, January 13:
8:15 a.m.: Shacharis
9:09/9:45 a.m.: Latest Krias Shema
Kiddush this week has been sponsored by the Kollel in honor of the Yungeleit, who make the Kollel a vibrant makom Torah.
4:18 p.m.:  Mincha
4:58 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset
5:53 p.m.: Maariv
6:10 p.m.: 72 Minutes
6:30 p.m.: Masmid
7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Reisman's Navi Shiur

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Kiddush this Shabbos

Kiddush this week is sponsored by
The Kollel
In honor of  The Yungeleit who make the Kollel a vibrant makom Torah

The Kollel's  17th Annual Dinner
Was Held on Sunday, January 7
Links to View Videos, Photos and Ad Journal

Follow these links to see our:   Dinner Videos,   Journal, List of Sponsors
More photos will be published as they become  available.
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Masmid  Program
This Motzaei Shabbos at 6:30 p.m.

This Week's Masmid Program is sponsored  in memory of
Mr. Ed Berkowitz z"l, by his family.

Only 1 Week still available for Sponsorship
If you would like to dedicate a program, please do so today to ensure you reserve the opportune week for you. Only $360. To sign up as a sponsor today, click here:
Join the crowd during long winter Motzaei Shabbosos at our ever-popular and exciting Masmid Program. Young boys come to learn with fathers, grandfathers, and mentors and enjoy great learning, stories, raffle prizes, and pizza! We welcome you to our seventeenth year. To experience a taste of the Masmid Program, follow these links: 
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The cost for sponsorship is only $360 per week.
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Next KESHER Session
Sunday,  January 28th

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Community News

  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will NOT meet for the next few weeks (Parshios Vaeira through Yisro) due to high school midterm exams, vacation, and the annual school production. Bnos will iy"H resume as of Parshas Mishpatim (Feb. 10).
  • Torah Youth will meet iy"H this Shabbos, Parshas Vaeira (Jan. 13), from 2:45 - 3:45pm at LMS on the upstairs level.
  • Bauminger's Library:  The library will once again be open every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion.
  • "כל השונה הלכות בכל יום": "Whoever studies two Halachos a day is assured a place in Olam Habah." If you would like to receive a free daily e-mail with two halachos a day, go to  and sign up, or send a request to These are two separate services with separate halachos.  
  • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic shiur on the Parsha- please join us for an unforgettable shiur every Monday night at Jeff and Daryl Klein's home at 161 Union Avenue at 8:15 p.m.